Patricia Conklin, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 240
School of Arts and Sciences
Santanu Banerjee, Jesse Bloom Bateman, Steven B. Broyles, Christa H. Chatfield, Patricia L. Conklin, Theresa M. Curtis, Andrea Dávalos, Amanda Davis, Peter K. Ducey, Laura Eierman, Terrence D. Fitzgerald, Carie George, Lauren Goldmann, Michael Hough, Rena C. Janke, Elizabeth McCarthy, Christian Nelson, John E. Straneva, Mary Beth Voltura
For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration section.
Degree and Minors
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Biology (7-12)
Minor in Biology
The biology program at SUNY Cortland is designed to ensure that majors obtain a strong, comprehensive foundation in the central areas of biology and related sciences. The program also offers specialized study in many areas. The Biological Sciences Department offers more than 30 courses in diverse areas of biology. Together with a faculty advisor, a biology major can design a course of study suited to their interests, whether it is at the level of molecular, cellular, organismal or environmental biology. Biology majors can become certified to teach in grades 7-12, prepare to pursue health-related careers such as medicine or dentistry, or concentrate in environmental science.
- Well-equipped on-campus facilities, including a greenhouse and a molecular biology laboratory
- Outstanding field facilities at the Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve at William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education near campus and the William H. Parks Family Outdoor Center, Raquette Lake
- Opportunities to participate in research projects with faculty
- Opportunities for off-campus internships
- Active Biology and Pre-Med clubs and a chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national honor society for biology
- Cooperative programs with the SUNY Upstate Medical University and the New York Chiropractic College
- Degree requirements listed in this catalog apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
- Liberal Arts Requirements: B.S. – 60 credit hours
CoursesAdolescence EducationBiologyBiomedical SciencesConservation BiologyScience, GeneralAdolescence Education BIO